Taking Cruise Control Off

Posted by Laura Baker | July 24, 2012  |  No Comment

At this point, I’m finding it can be so easy to sit back and relax…put on cruise control….and forget my goals. That’s right—cruise control. I’m talking about the moment when I start focusing on something else, become a slacker, and forget everything that motivates me. I’ve felt that way—admittedly the last two weeks despite huge weight loss numbers. I feel like I’m cruising along, and I’m allowing myself to get distracted and not focus so much on my weight loss.

Unfortunately, this is the same problem I’ve had in the past which caused weight gain. Some people might say that a long-term plan does not worry about shifting focus since this is the “real world.” But—until I’ve reached my final goals, I need to make sure that I don’t lose sight of what I’m after. I know it’s going to take a long time to get where I want to be, but I need to keep my focus.

The last two weeks I haven’t had time to work out at all—I’ve had some other things going on in my life that required my attention. Although I cannot forget about those other things, I need to make sure that I’m losing weight the healthy way and keeping up with my exercise. In fact, I’m already beginning to count down….just three weeks from this Saturday is the Rockton Chamber 5K Run and Bike Tour….will I be ready?

I might be happy with the recent weight loss, including this week’s additional 2.8 lb loss, but I can’t lose sight of the ultimate goal….and I certainly do not want to feel discouraged just because I have 102 lbs to lose just to get to racing weight. That being said….I need to get out tonight and start focusing once again on my exercise before the lack of exercising gets out of control.

I’ll keep you posted……

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